Saturday, 22 February 2020

Mt. Tangkuban Parahu Set to Reopen for Public after Assessment

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil announced that the reopening of Mount Tangkuban Parahu tourist site will be based on an evaluation report that would be done this week.

    “Our hope is for managements to reopen it as soon as possible. However, I must listen to the assessment of volcanology institutions. We shouldn’t reopen it if there is a possibility for it to erupt again,” said Ridwan Kamil on Monday, July 29.

    Yesterday, the governor paid a visit to the mountain’s peak area and the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) to assess the situation.

    He also said that a meeting will be held tomorrow between numerous stakeholders in terms of evacuation procedures in future incidents. Ridwan Kamil opined that the tourist destination will be reopened soon.

    PVMBG’s Hendra Gunawan explains that the seismic activity from Tangkuban Parahu is still within the normal perimeter which is Level 1. Meanwhile, the no-go zone remains at 500 meters from the mountain’s crater.

    AHMAD FIKRI (CONTRIBUTOR)